Next Match:

Lille (A) Thu 23 Oct 2014, 18:00, Europa League

Boss To Speak At Hillsborough Service

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

Everton v Swansea

To buy, click here or call 0871 663 1878. Alternatively, visit the Park End box office, Everton Two or TicketQuarter.

Don't Miss Out

The Aston Villa game has now sold out but visit stubhub, our official ticket marketplace, to purchase tickets from fans who cannot attend the fixture. CLICK HERE.

Roberto Martinez has spoken of his pride at being a part of this year’s Hillsborough memorial service.

The Everton manager will speak along with Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers at the service on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster on April 15.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright spoke at last year’s service.

Martinez says he was proud to have been asked to speak.

“I’m not sure how I can put it into words," he declared.

"It goes beyond the rivalry in football. It is what football represents in the community, in everyone's lives and the passion we have living our lives involved with football.

"It fills me with real pride and I think it takes you all the way back to the history of the two football clubs. I am very proud. It is a proud moment."

He added: "Football is so powerful in the city and that is something we need to be proud of. It can really affect other countries and communities in the world."

Related Tags


View More
  • Jagielka: Win For The Fans
  • Martinez's Reaction
  • Everton 3-0 Aston Villa - 20 Minute Highlights
  • Martinez: We Earned It
  • The Verdict: Graham Stuart
  • Coleman Glad To Be Back


View More